DEXTER – A1074745
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My name is DEXTER. My Animal ID # is A1074745.
I am a neutered male white bichon frise. The shelter thinks I am about 13 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/22/2016 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was HOUSE SOIL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/27/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 9.0 LBS.
was groomed today by Mark
05/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
Dexter is a 13 year old neutered Bichon Frise. His family got him from a breeder 13 years ago and surrendered him due to housesoiling and a baby. Dexter is losing his vision and has arthritis in his rear limbs. He scratches his back while in his crate. He’s had frequent baths but since he only scratches while inside his crate, his family feels that he may have anxiety. Dexter is friendly/outgoing w/ new people. He lived w/ a child from 0-2 years old and has spent time w/ older children. He’s relaxed, tolerant, and gentle w/ them. He was walked w/ a small female dog and would stay w/ small male/female dogs. He’s relaxed and tolerant w/ other dogs. He approaches and sniffs other friendly dogs outside. He ignores dogs who are barking at him. He lived w/ a cat years ago. He was relaxed and would approach and sniff her. She’d scratch him and he’d walk away. He’s never bit anyone. Dexter doesn’t mind storms. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food/treat/toy (including the baby), moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, bathes him, or brushes him. He had his fur and nails trimmed by a groomer. He is friendly w/ strangers who approach his home/family. Dexter’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, mellow, and low energy. He likes to sit in people’s laps. He chews on bones. He ate dry Wellness small dog food and baby carrots as treats. He was housetrained and never had accidents. Over the past 1.5 years, his ability to hold his urine weakened. He can only hold his bladder for 2-3 hours during the day. His water is taken away at night and he sleeps through the night for 7-8 hours without having accidents. He used wee-wee pads when he was a puppy, so his owners think he could be trained to use them again. For the past 3 years, Dexter has been getting into and ingesting things while he’s home alone (he hadn’t done this before). He’ll get into trash cans/cabinets and ingest food/chemicals/other trash. He doesn’t do this while his family is home. His family has been keeping him in a crate while he’s home alone for the past 1.5 years and he urinates, scratches himself, and barks. He sits when asked. He went for slow walks and played at the dog park. He doesn’t pull on the leash. Dexter approached us and had a soft body while we pet him, scanned him (+), collared him, picked him up, and positioned him for pictures. He walked around and sniffed the room. While I worked on the other side of the room, he was very quiet.
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05/24/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Dexter walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Dexter had a low body position during the tag test, but followed the assessor at the end of the leash. He was not interested in toys Dexter was surrender to us. According to Dexter’s family he is friendly, affectionate, mellow, and low energy. He likes to sit in people’s laps. Dexter is friendly, outgoing with new people. He lived with a child from 0-2 years old and has spent time with older children. He’s relaxed, tolerant, and gentle with them. He was walked with a small female dog and would stay with small male and female dogs. He’s relaxed and tolerant with other dogs. He approaches and sniffs other friendly dogs outside. He ignores dogs who are barking at him. He lived with a cat years ago. He was relaxed and would approach and sniff her. He doesn’t mind when someone takes his food, treat or toys away”. Dexter did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. No interest.
05/26/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Dexter solicits briefly.
05/24/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan pos# 095788516 tense, nervous geriatric mod tartar dermatitis on back reported dog losing his vision and has arthritis in his rear limbs., nothing observed neutered NOSF
05/26/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
05/26/16 15:26 BARH mmm pink EENT: lenticular opacity OU ddz g3 LN wnl MS: amb x4 BCS 2/9–emaciated int: thin coat, mild erythema on back CV/L no mm or arr GU MN A: severely thin; mild dermatitis P: recc rescue and senior workup to investigate underlying cause of thin BCS gentocin BID for mild erythema and h/o pruritis
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